Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education by William P. LaPianaLogic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education by William P. LaPiana

Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal Education

byWilliam P. LaPiana

Hardcover | September 1, 1993

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The 19th century saw dramatic changes in the legal education system in the United States. Before the Civil War, lawyers learned their trade primarily through apprenticeship and self-directed study. By the end of the 19th century, the modern legal education system which was developed primarilyby Dean Christopher Langdell at Harvard was in place: a bachelor's degree was required for admission to the new model law school, and a law degree was promoted as the best preparation for admission to the bar. William P. LaPiana provides an in-depth study of the intellectual history of thetransformation of American legal education during this period. In the process, he offers a revisionist portrait of Langdell, the Dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1900, and the earliest proponent for the modern method of legal education, as well as portraying for the first time the oppositionto the changes at Harvard.
William P. LaPiana is at New York Law School.
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Title:Logic and Experience: The Origin of Modern American Legal EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.87 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195079353

ISBN - 13:9780195079357

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